Machinists Business Agent in Minnesota Charged with Theft

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On December 18, James Kiser, former directing business representative for International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 165, was charged in Stearns County Court of Minnesota with four counts of theft of $5,919 from the St. Cloud, Minn.-based union during January 2010-February 2012. The charges follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.